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Ironic picture of the day

Posted on 04/16/2013 5:29:37 PM PDT by BBell

I am in no way belittling this poor child. I feel really bad for his family and friends and I can not comprehend the loss of my son or anyone else.

However, I could not help but notice the irony of this picture. The little guy probably had idealistic bleeding heart liberal teachers.

When I was his age we boys were drawing army men and tanks and other war pictures.



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1 posted on 04/16/2013 5:29:37 PM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

May he rest in a better place now.


2 posted on 04/16/2013 5:30:33 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: BBell

I thought the same thing about how ironic that he’d be holding that sign up.

Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. Mom and sister terribly injured, this boy dead and luckily one son unhurt.

I pray we will find the perpetrators of this act and that God sends his mercy to everyone affected by this terrible act.


3 posted on 04/16/2013 5:33:27 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: BBell

It’s just not that easy. There is evil in the world and people who do evil.


4 posted on 04/16/2013 5:34:55 PM PDT by informavoracious (The ancient Greeks and Romans thought they were on the "right side of history.")
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To: BBell

bttt


5 posted on 04/16/2013 5:35:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BBell

Peace is not the absence of war, but the presence of justice.


6 posted on 04/16/2013 5:37:14 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

There you go.


7 posted on 04/16/2013 5:38:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BBell

When the word “Peace” was turned into some kind of trademarked, we own it, retort to everything that the lefties felt was unfair, it lost its meaning. Libs ruin everything.

Peace has a different meaning when it’s demanded by someone that fights to earn it.


8 posted on 04/16/2013 5:42:52 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: BBell

May God bless and receive this child.

That having been said, I was one of those boys who drew pictures of Army men. Then I became one and after that a policeman.

I have - skills. There are many thousands more like me who are far more skilled and experienced in arts that would make the bleeding heart bedwetters who persuaded this child to write this sign faint dead away.

We are the rough men who stand ready in the night to do violence on their behalf so they can sleep soundly in their beds (h/t to TR).

I fear that the generation who headed off to Iraq and Afghanistan may be the last of the breed.


9 posted on 04/16/2013 5:43:10 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: BBell

I thought the same as you (may God forgive me for the irreverence). I have a cousin, an avowed pacifist, who says nothing is ever gained through war.

At the risk of sounding even more irreverent — I would like to think this tragedy might be a wake-up call to liberals and anyone with delusions that evil can be dealt with “civilly.” Alas, I may be just as naive.


10 posted on 04/16/2013 6:30:41 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: SargeK
May God bless and receive this child.

That having been said, I was one of those boys who drew pictures of Army men. Then I became one and after that a policeman.

I have - skills. There are many thousands more like me who are far more skilled and experienced in arts that would make the bleeding heart bedwetters who persuaded this child to write this sign faint dead away.

We are the rough men who stand ready in the night to do violence on their behalf so they can sleep soundly in their beds (h/t to TR).

I fear that the generation who headed off to Iraq and Afghanistan may be the last of the breed.


Something about what you wrote touched me in such a way that I knew this prayer was for you:

May God Bless you and keep you and allow your sons and daughters to honor your name.

Thanks for your service.

11 posted on 04/16/2013 6:35:47 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: BBell

Well, I am confident that this young angel is in Heaven where his sign has come true....prophetic maybe vice ironic.


12 posted on 04/16/2013 6:36:22 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet (Uranus))
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To: BBell

It has always bothered me that the “peace symbol” is an inverted cross.


13 posted on 04/16/2013 6:52:08 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: gop4lyf

“I don’t believe in violence, I don’t even believe in peace.”

Words from an obscure song from my youth.


14 posted on 04/16/2013 6:59:53 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: BBell

My six year old brought home a picture he drew at school. It was a large, fanged sea serpent with a stick guy on top jamming a knife into its head and the sea serpent spitting out a bunch of stick figure soldiers with guns.


15 posted on 04/16/2013 7:08:10 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: BBell

Si vis pacem, para bellum.

If you want peace, prepare for war.


16 posted on 04/16/2013 7:23:56 PM PDT by Joe Marine 76 ("Honor is the gift a man gives to himself." ~ Rob Roy MacGregor)
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To: Joe Marine 76

And I have two sons, grown and forging their lives. I couldn’t imagine having lost one of them.

I pray for this little boy and his family.


17 posted on 04/16/2013 7:28:24 PM PDT by Joe Marine 76 ("Honor is the gift a man gives to himself." ~ Rob Roy MacGregor)
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To: BBell

With all due respect, I find this post in poor taste.


18 posted on 04/16/2013 7:52:57 PM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: SargeK; KittenClaws
I joined the service after High School as well. It seems as time goes on less and less people in this Country have served time in the services.

However, with the weaponry now a single service man or women can do a lot more damage then we could when I was in during the 80's. The Reagan years, a proud time to be an American.

19 posted on 04/16/2013 7:57:57 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: gop4lyf
It has always bothered me that the “peace symbol” is an inverted cross.

When I was young my Mother used to call the peace symbol a chicken scratch. I did not know what she meet until I got older.

20 posted on 04/16/2013 8:00:38 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: Paradox

I guess you don’t understand irony. This post is not directed at the boy but rather the Liberal indoctrination centers our Schools have become. Boston is full of libtards.


21 posted on 04/16/2013 8:04:27 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: SargeK
That having been said, I was one of those boys who drew pictures of Army men.

Do you realize in this day and age you and I could be kicked out of school for the pictures we used to draw. A stern letter could be sent to our parents advising counseling before we would be allowed back in?

I remember once in grade school we were given these long and wide sheets of paper to draw on. About a dozen boys and I proceeded to draw one big battle scene. What a bunch of homicidal maniacs we all turned out to be.

22 posted on 04/16/2013 8:14:15 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: Paradox

I agree. The point is understood, but sometimes making a point is inappropriate.


23 posted on 04/16/2013 8:23:38 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: BBell

I fully understand, I just find it in poor taste.


24 posted on 04/16/2013 8:28:25 PM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: Paradox

Agreed. Somehow this kid drawing this makes a point? Disgusting. What if be we’re dressed like a toy soldier. Would his photo be plastered on here and people mocking his parents? No.


25 posted on 04/16/2013 8:36:36 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Paradox

O.K. We can disagree and be cordial. I do understand where your coming from, I’m not a cold hearted person by no means.


26 posted on 04/16/2013 9:02:16 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

Who is mocking his parents I ask you?


27 posted on 04/16/2013 9:04:00 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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